Turning American Express Airline Fee Credits into Spendable Cash

Nov 11 2018

It’s not too late to use your 2018 airline fee credits. And now is the perfect time to get an American Express card with an airline fee credit. That’s because the credit is based on calendar year rather than your cardmember (or annual fee) year. You still gave time to get the card in 2018 and use the 2018 fee credit and then once January 2019 rolls around you can use the fee credit again. This means you’d get the airline fee credit twice in your first annual fee year.

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American Airlines Exec VP Flies United, Discovers Streaming Video Can’t Replace Seat Back Screens

Nov 10 2018

Yesterday I wrote about American Airlines Executive Vice President of People, Communications, and Public Affairs Elise Eberwein flying United in first class. She wrote a trip report on twitter documenting the experience.

Subsequently she’s shared one more detail about the flight, and I hope she does more than just write about it on twitter. She needs to bring the insight back to the American Airlines management team: the flight had no seat back video and she couldn’t watch United’s streaming inflgiht entertainment.

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Four Great Ways to Get Tons of Avianca LifeMiles (Star Alliance)

Nov 10 2018

LifeMiles has largely taken over the old US Airways role as the ‘official consolidator of Star Alliance premium class seats’. If there are excess seats on a Star Alliance airline, those airlines are — in effect — selling distressed inventory to LifeMiles members at a discount.

Here are (4) great ways to generate LifeMiles quickly that are available right now. Two are limited-time offers, and one is brand new.

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Gate Agent Used Rebooking Trick to Save Money for Over 100 Customers, Now Faces Prison

Nov 10 2018

A JetBlue gate agent had people book the cheapest flight available — usually Long Beach to Las Vegas — and then rebooked those passengers for more expensive international travel.

She did this 505 times for more than 100 people between July 1, 2016 and Sept. 27, 2017, treating the customers as though they had missed flights “or experienced a death in the family.” The agent was arrested on Thursday and charged with wire fraud in federal court.

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